At the University of Massachusetts, Hilary Deignan co-manages the consumer-led Implementation Council that supports MassHealth’s One Care program and performs policy analysis. Areas of analysis include value-based payment models, integrated health care, housing supports, and innovations to support pediatric primary care practices in reaching population health goals. Ms. Deignan has a particular interest in pediatric and disability related health policy.
Deignan brings experience working with individuals across the lifespan including youth, families, elders, and people with disabilities. Deignan worked for 14 years in the social services sector in a variety of roles including as a case manager in residential settings, an advocate at independent living center, a care coordinator for Springwell Elder Services, and as the resident services coordinator at the housing provider Home Owner’s Rehab, Inc. Additionally, Deignan brings experience assisting individuals in accessing public benefits, including Medicaid, Medicare, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Social Security, and housing subsidies.
During her time in law school Deignan held a number of positions, including working with Greater Boston Legal Services in the elder, health and disability unit, and as a Program on Human Rights and Global Economy (PHRGE) Fellow at the Center for Disability Law & Policy at National University of Ireland, Galway.
Deignan holds a law degree with a concentration in Health Law and Policy from Northeastern University School of Law, a master’s degree in counseling from Providence College, and a bachelor’s degree in liberal arts from Sarah Lawrence College.